2013 World Junior Hockey Championships – Game 1 Summary

By , December 26, 2012 12:30 pm
Great game for the Nuuuuuuuge

Great game for the Nuuuuuuuge

So, Team Canada just wrapped up a 9-3 win in their first official game of the tourney against Germany.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins stood out for Canada, earning 1 goal and 4 assists, and getting the player of the game award for Team Canada. The German player of the game was Leon Draisaitl, who looked like one of few Germans who were really in the game… so that was well earned on his part. Edmonton prospect Tobias Rieder had the first goal for the Germans on a back-door play on the powerplay. He was left unprotected behind Malcom Subban, and banged a cross-crease pass home on the one-timer. Later in the game, Subban got revenge though.. on a similar play 5-on-5, Rieder was in tight for a cross-crease one timer, and Subban made a remarkable kick save.

Good game all around for the Canadians. Some shakey play here and there, to be expected. The top line of Jonathan Huberdeau, “The Nuge” and Mark Scheifele is also as dangerous as you might expect. Huberdeau and Nugent-Hopkins, in particular, have incredible chemistry together.

Boxscore

4 Responses to “2013 World Junior Hockey Championships – Game 1 Summary”

  1. Metal&Oil says:

    Thats pretty much what I expected out of the Nuge vs. Germany on the big ice, talk about being unfair.

    One thing I didn’t like was hearing all the crying over Subban letting in 3 goals. Sorry but at least 2 of the goals were the result of sloppy play in front of him. Canada is gonna have to clean that up before they start playing the contending teams.

  2. Racki says:

    From what I’ve seen of Subban so far, I’m not too sold on him, to be honest, but I didn’t see any problem at all in net today though. I recall 2 of the three goals.. one was one he had no chance on (Rieder’s goal), and the other was the result of a giveaway by Mark McNeil… pretty much gift wrapped it for one of the Germans.

    I thought Subban looked solid enough today though.

  3. Steve-O says:

    It liiiiiiiiiiives!

  4. Racki says:

    Small spike in the heartbeat….

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